Spots Left For Fall Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Workshop

Spots Left For Fall Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Workshop

PRATT – Women wanting to learn more about the outdoors through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program will have to hurry to register for this year’s Sept. 14-16 event. Only five of the 100 spots allotted remain unfilled.

For those who can’t make it to the workshop this fall, a spring workshop will be held May 3-5, 2019. Once available, registration materials can be found online at by clicking “Education,” then “Becoming An Outdoor Woman” or by calling KDWPT at 620-672-5911.

BOW is designed to give women a chance to learn about hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation in a friendly, supportive environment. During the three-day workshop at Rock Springs 4-H Center this September, volunteer instructors will teach participants a variety of skills, including fishing techniques, wingshooting, camping, orienteering, rifle marksmanship, botany, dog handling, archery, and more.

KDWPT held its first BOW workshop in 1994, and the program has proven very popular. Any woman who has a desire to learn more about the Kansas outdoors and would like to connect with other women with similar interests should consider attending.

Studies have shown that many women do not participate in outdoor recreation because they have not had an opportunity to learn the outdoor skills that make these activities enjoyable. The BOW program has shown that when that opportunity is offered, women take advantage of it with enthusiasm and self-confidence.